Archive for the ‘Student Opportunities’ Category

January Newsletter

General Land Office Essay Contest

Due Date Extended  to November 15th for Texas GLO Essay Contest   Details provided here: Students in grade 4th and 7th are welcome to enter the General Land Office Essay contest. The student should address the question, “What history in your community or in Texas, is worth saving?” The student’s name should not appear on […]

A Night of Connections with Austin Museums

  The Bob Bullock Museum hosted a wonderful night of learning on October 1st with a symposium of local groups who all share a love of educating, across the city of Austin and surrounding areas on a daily basis.  Planned and sponsored by the Austin Museum Partnership, this night was a wonderful mix of connections […]

Preserving Thanksgiving Memories with StoryCorps

Many of us are fans of StoryCorps, the NPR series that brings us all back to the love of storytelling through interviews.  I was excited to learn of their campaign The Great Listen for Thanksgiving.  They are asking for high school teachers and students to take this challenge and sign up for their Educator’s Toolkit.  […]

General Land Office Presentation Live (5.29.15) at 2pm

 Join General Land Commissioner, George P. Bush LIVE on Friday, May 29th at 2pm   He will be presenting an exciting session on Character which will include primary source documents.This is a great opportunity for your students to see how we use historic documents today and develop their own ideas about character.

Grants & Scholarships Available for Social Studies

TCSS Stalwart Mini-Grants Intended for continuing education in social studies. Up to four (4) $500 teacher mini-grants will be awarded each year. One will be awarded in memory of Jean Lantz. The funds may be used to purchase curriculum materials to be used in the classroom and/or to cover training/conference expenses not covered by other […]

Texas Travels Essay Contest

Encourage students to write about their learning and participate in Texas General Land Office Save Our Texas History project.  The contest is open to all public, private and home -schooled students of appropriate age for fourth and seventh grades. Entries must be received by March 13, 2015   One grand prize winner per grade level […]

Student Contest from the Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission

Student Contest from the Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission Greetings from the Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission! We are beginning to collect submissions for our annual Student Video Contest. The theme for this year’s contest is Creating a More Just World. We hope to inspire students to become better citizens through understanding the consequences of […]

Upcoming Student Contests & Free Documentary Event for High School Students

As a classroom teacher, it was a really cool feeling to have my students succeed in a student contest that I shared with them.  Two of my students won Grand Prize and 2nd place in a Hispanic Heritage Poster Contest sponsored the History Channel and it was really exciting to celebrate their success.  Below are […]

Academic WorldQuest 2014-2015

Austin’s 2014 – 2015 Academic WorldQuest Competition   WorldQuest is a FREE academic competition open to all Central Texas high school students (9-12). The competition tests students’ knowledge of international affairs and is AP compatible. Each school is allowed up to three teams of four students.The Austin WorldQuest is on February 28th, 2015 (location and time […]